Sunday, 25 January 2009

Love And Kisses....

Hi every one, i hope you all had a wonderful weekend.... I'd actually scheduled this post for Sunday evening but had to alter it, to share my good news....before i show you my WOJ creation for this weeks challenge, i have two pieces of news to share with you... i am so excited... Ashley our son got into University so in September ours will be a very quiet and tidy house..LOL we are so proud of him, it was something we thought he'd given up on, then he applied recently and got into his first choice, he's still waiting on four other replies from UCAS then he'll make a decision on which one to attend.... WoooooooHooooo we are so happy and proud of him...
My second piece of news Emma over at Ribbon Mad sent out a call yesterday for guest designers.. i decided to apply for my first Design Team (guest in this case) and OMG Emma replied within just a few hours, she loves my work and has asked me to be a guest designer for her team....hehehehehe Thank you so much to a certain person, she knows who she is, she always makes me feel good about my work... and has encouraged me to go for this...OMG i am so happy... Emma just let me know I'll be joining in with the February kit over at Ribbon Mad, you'll have to be really quick if you want one, when they go on sale they sell out incredibly fast... the kits consist of 16 meters of ribbon, (organza, satin, ric rac patterned ribbon etc) and coordinating embellishments all sent to you in an organza gift bag, postage on these kits is free so at £10 they really are a bargain..Kits are on sale during the last week of each month... so make a visit here from Monday to see the new kit...

Now for my very first WOJ challenge design... you know Mark started buying my WOJ stamps way back in the summer when the first lot came out.. and because I've been poorly i didn't get to use them, well now I'm going to make up for it...Don't forget you only have until 26th January 09 to pre-order the new WOJ Spring Kit it is a bargain for a sheet of 10 stamps, why not use the link and give them a try.. you won't regret it....This weeks challenge over at WOJ is a sketch from lovely Katharina.. I love love love her sketches.. I decided on making the center circle on this one an aperture.. what do you think...? did it turn out OK....? I used BG papers from the UP kit and stitched them to a card made from Bazzill CS with a matching SU punched scalloped edge.. i also used matching glazed and painted brads from the Basic Grey UP Kit.......this gorgeous lace is the last i have....awwww.. it's from Hobby Craft..hopefully i can get Ash to fetch me more this week... i changed the sketch around so it is on it's side... i thought it would work better with the aperture.. the gorgeous little charm came from my wonderful friend Moni... thank you sweetie.. the sentiment is from my new Unity Monthly Kit... i love these stamps, I've been having the monthly kit for the last six or seven months.. they are just so delicious...i cut it out using nestabilities then used the largest of the circles to cut the aperture in the card..the little pearly circles were from eBay... i just sent some of these to a friend.. they come on a stalk, i just cut it off to create this sentiment... On to the inside of my card... again i used my new Unity Stamps Kit... there is a swirl in the new kit and it worked perfectly inside this card... I took two pieces of plain BG DP and stitched around the edges, then stamped onto the top and bottom edges using an SU Classic stamp pad Tempting Turquoise from my lovely friend Claudia... thank you so much sweetie, i know loving these colours together I'll use it a lot.....

For the image, i used Melinda Blowing Kisses... isn't she just the sweetest..i coloured her using my original copics and promarkers..(no where near as good as the queen of colour but i was happy with it for me anyway..hehehe) she was cut out using the nestabilities again and i then stitched the lace around the outside of the circle using my old faithful....the back of the card has the same turquoise DP with stamping all of the way around the outside of the panel... sorry the picture was blurred...

Well that is my first WOJ Challenge... i hope you like it....

I've also had some amazing gifts, cards and images and a card from lovely Caz this weekend...

This week i got a very unexpected parcel from my Friend Carole...it had this most gorgeous card, using the Angel Of The Year... she is so sweet...Just look at that colouring and the gorgeous pin.... Carole i love this and the stash you sent me is absolutely yummy..... those papers are so elegant....what a lucky girl i am... watch out for those papers, I'll be creating something this week with them...

MY amazing friend Moni... sent me a very unexpected box..she told me she was sending me some of my favourite images.. but this box arrived and it contained some wonderful images and lots and lots of chocolate..... Moni thank you so much sweetie Mark & Ash have had a whale of a weekend with it....i would show you a picture of the chocolate but they broke into it as soon i it arrived on Saturday, you would think they'd never eaten chocolate before.. Amazing how chocolate sends men mad.....they do love the chocolate Moni sends though...hehehe My darling friend always sends me the most amazing cards.... I've already framed five in box frames, and now i have to buy two more... one for Moni's and one for Carole's Gorgeous. creation.. if you are asking your self why is she framing all of these cards... well my favourite cards are going onto my new Craft Room Wall.... it's going to be very fresh so I'm framing cards and pages, I'll have a small cork space but it will be to pop on going projects onto.... you'll have to wait until May then I'll show you pictures of what my Darling Darling Hubby did for me.....

I also got this adorable card from Caz.... along with some wonderful images.. she picks one of the ladies who commented on her blog each week and sends out images they'd like, well i loved these little critters... thank you so much Caz.. i love them.....

Well that's all for tonight, i have work tomorrow and i want to e-mail friends then go blog hopping tonight so Night Night Sleep Tight... (Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite...hehehe)

Ingredients: Bazzill CS ~ Basic Grey DP ~ Basic Grey UP Painted Brads & Glazed Brads ~ Stamps By WOJ & Unity Stamps ~ Flowers, Bead, Lace & Pearl Rings From Stash ~ Copic & Pro Markers ~ Charm From My Wonderful Friend Moni ~ SU Slit Punch ~ Old Faithful...


17 comments:

Maria said...

Goooorgeous! One of my favourite WOJ images. This is a wonderful take on the sketch and congrats on becoming a Guest DT member over at Ribbon Mad. Not surprising they asked you since your creations are beautiful. Hugs, Maria

Maria said...

Whoohoo! Congratulations to your son! You must be very proud of him! That is quite an accomplishment! My daughter is also waiting on her applications to University of California. She applied to several of their campuses. . .I hope at least one of them accepts her. She has already been accepted to California State but we're hoping for UC.

Love your WOJ card! Wow, beautifully colored and such pretty colors!

Congratulations also for being accepted a DT slot! Whoohoo!

You sure received a lot nice goodies too! You are a lucky girl! Well, they are well deserved.

Maria

Lilian said...

Tina, you've been a busy bee :) Congratulations on both your wonderful news and for your lovely new toys to add to your stash ;) Your card is lovely and I think your coloring is fab :) Thank you too for leaving such warm comments in my blog - really appreciate them. Have a great day!

6 wacky women said...

Tina, this card is truly stunning. Gorgeous coloring and the design is awesome.

Congrats to your son and to you on the DT. Your work is just fabulous, you will be great!!

Karen x

Rach said...

whooo hooo. Tina huge congrats to your son...you must be brimming with pride.xxx
and congrats to you too hunny on your gdt post...though i think you should have been snapped up ages ago..well done you for going for it..
your card that you have made for the woj challenge is a gem a brilliant idea too. how clever are you..love the colours the papers your colouring...well you could just say i love it all.
biggest hugs rachxxx

Viv said...

Flippin' Eck Tina!!! You must've felt like you'd won the lottery!!!
Fantastic news about Ashley. You must be so proud. Then to learn you'd been accepted on the DT. (Well is it any wonder with fabulous creations like this)!!!
Then there's all the goodies you've received. You must be on cloud nine! Fabulous news to start the week. I'm so happy for you.
Viv xxx

IL Cielo di Praga said...

beautiful and you are fantastic stamper.kiss kiss

Ila said...

Congratulations Tina!!..Yay!!! Your creations are So Gorgeous...and they are so lucky to have you!!
Your card today is over the top Beautiful!!...I love the way you used this sketch!!...and have fun with all those fabuous goodies!!..Big Hugs!!..Ila

Claudia Rosa said...

wow tina, what pretty cards you made again!!!
i love the idea with the circle cut out.
you are really BACK!!!
pretty card from Moni and of course from our common friend Carole.
I am blessed be Carole's and your friend and i know how wonderful her creations are.
Love love love

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Congrats on your new Dt post. well done. Look forward to seeing your work with all those lovely ribbons! Great card and I love the window and the beautiful flowers!
Fab!
Judy x

M@rtine said...

Hi Tina,

Congratulations!! What a good news and lovely cards am i seeing this weekend.

Thanks for leaving me such a sweat note, have a nice week. It's to bad that when i come home from work it's to dark to make some good pictures. But it's never to dark to make some cards ;-)

And a Crafty hug from the Netherlands to you.
Martine

Heidi said...

Tina, those are some yummie packages my girl!
Congrats on your new "job!'
That card is absolutely fabulous, a true testament as to your being ready for that job!

IL Cielo di Praga said...

tina haw are you?this card is very very fantastic...

Nixe07 said...

Oh sweetie, what wonderful news! Congratulations on being a guest designer on Ribbon Mad!!
What a stunning card my friend. I love the great colours and papers and how you´ve coloured the cute image. Gorgeous job!!
Please take care of you hun.
Big, Big Hugs and Love
Moni

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Hi Tina....what fabulous news you have...well done to your son and congratulations to you on your GD spot for ribbon mad...I get their kits every month and they are wonderful!
Your WOJ card is beautiful...your colouring is always amazing and so are the lovely accents that you use.
Thanks for your sweet words :-)
Big hugs
Carole x

Debby said...

You have an incredible blog full of delightful and beautiful creations. I can't believe I haven't been here before. You're goin in my google reader right now.

Heike said...

Wow, Tina your Card is Stunning what a wonderful Work. The colors are great and so lovely Details....Congratulations on being a guest designer on Ribbon Mad.

Please, take a look on my Blog there is something for you :-)))

Big Hugs
Heike